Can you be our 2018 Worm Charming Champion? Aspull St Elizabeth‛s Church is holding its ever popular, award winning Worm Charming Championship. The event will be a fun-packed afternoon all centred round the main event - Worm Charming!
Bring friends and family down to the event and help out your local Aspull community. Get there early to the Parish Hall as we are expecting our worm charming plots to be snapped up quickly! The day starts at 1pm on Saturday 9th June. Come and join in to raise much needed funds for your local church.
Check out our Facebook page for more details of what‛s happening on the day or contact Ruth on 07506729292 to register for a plot. Stalls • Games • Prizes • Food & Drink!
Here are some pictures from the 2017 Championships to get you in the mood for some worm charming.
Thanks for your support. See you on June 9th!
In early 2013, Ruth Atherton, Jeanette Aspinall and Caroline Midgley were discussing how to raise much needed money for repairs to St Elizabeth’s Church, Aspull. A lot of wine was being consumed and the ideas got better and better (well they thought so anyway!). Worm Charming was suggested. After much laughter and hilarity at the thought of participants competing to lull the poor earth worm out of the ground, the idea was born. It was hastily written down on the back of a napkin.
What Happened Next
Ruth approached the Friends of St Elizabeth’s fundraising team at their next meeting with the idea. As you can imagine, there was a mixed response, however, everyone was willing to get stuck in and give it a try.
In March 2013, the first Aspull Worm Charming Championship was held. It was a great success and has become a very important day in the village of Aspull. Over the past few years people from the parish have also become involved to provided the infrastructure to make it happen.